Kentucky Sunset Cocktail with Bulleit Bourbon

Kentucky Sunset

This Kentucky Sunset cocktail is just one of the drinks I had when I got to taste Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength for the first time in New York City!

Kentucky Sunset Cocktail with Bulleit Bourbon and garnish

A couple of months ago I was invited to a restaurant in Tribeca called American Cut to sample Bulleit Barrel Strength and possibly meet founder, Tom Bulleit.

Well, that was an invitation I wasn’t going to turn down.

American Cut is a classic steak house, serving up oysters and crab cakes and all the best cuts of steak. We got to sample some appetizers that night that were awesome, but I definitely need to get back there and have a whole dinner – and maybe get that big Tomahawk Chop for two…

And then, of course, there were drinks. Lots of Bulleit to go around and lots of cocktails to sample. My favorite of the night was this Kentucky Sunset, made with Bulleit Barrel Strength.

Even better than tasting all the food and cocktails, not only did I get to meet Tom Bulleit but I actually sat down with him, had a drink and he signed my bottle of Bulleit.

Kentucky Sunset Cocktail with Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength

Seriously, how cool is that?

Definitely a nice guy, he wasn’t there just to sign a bottle and move on to the next person. I could have hung out with him all night but I had to let others get their turn…

And I do have to mention that other than this Kentucky Sunset cocktail, one of my other favorite ways to drink this Barrel Strength is just straight up. Just grab yourself a bottle and a glass…it’s really all you need.

Kentucky Sunset Cocktail with Bulleit Bourbon

Stay tuned for more cocktails featuring Bulleit Bourbon – especially using this Barrel Strength!

Kentucky Sunset Cocktail with Bulleit Bourbon and garnish

Kentucky Sunset

  • Author: Dan
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 1 oz. Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength
  • 1/2 oz. GIffard Strawberry
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Ginger Beer for topping


  1. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice (except for the ginger beer)
  2. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice.
  3. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a lemon wedge and a strawberry/



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